Algorithms for Finding Diameter-constrained Graphs with Maximum Algebraic Connectivity

  • Harsha NagarajanEmail author
  • Sivakumar Rathinam
  • Swaroop Darbha
  • Kumbakonam Rajagopal
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 20)


This article addresses a problem of synthesizing robust networks in the presence of constraints which limit the maximum number of links that connect any two nodes in the network. This problem arises in surveillance and monitoring applications where wireless sensor networks have to be deployed to collect and exchange time sensitive information among the vehicles. This network synthesis problem is formulated as a mixed-integer, semi-definite program, and an algorithm for finding the optimal solution is developed based on cutting plane and bisection methods. Computational results are presented to corroborate the performance of the proposed algorithm.


Algebraic connectivity Robust network Mixed-integer Semi-definite program Unmanned vehicles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harsha Nagarajan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sivakumar Rathinam
    • 1
  • Swaroop Darbha
    • 1
  • Kumbakonam Rajagopal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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